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Gridiron Gang (2006)

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Phil Joanou

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About the Movie

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars in this gritty and inspirational movie based on a true story of a group of teenage delinquents given a second chance to redeem themselves by playing football. Sean Porter (Johnson) is a frustrated juvenile probation officer. Most of the kids in his detention camp are either sent back to prison once they leave or meet a violent end when they return to the streets. Desperately looking for a way to make a difference, he and his co-worker Malcolm Moore (Xzibit, TV's "Pimp My Ride") devise a plan to teach discipline and responsibility through the game of football. But with only four weeks before the start of the season, Porter must overcome insurmountable odds to put together a competitive team. It's a season that will test their minds, spirit, and bodies as Porter teaches his players the principles of good character, strength through resiliency, and genuine respect for one another.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 101
  • Fresh: 43
  • Rotten: 58
  • Average Rating: 5.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: ... the movie's good intentions are consistently undermined by its simplistic notion of redemption, and its inspirational thrust is diluted by an epilogue that suggests the program still has a ways to go in the life-altering department. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Gridiron entertains and makes a powerful point about the faults inherent in the penal system, particularly for youths with hopes of rehabilitation. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Auds will respond, either to the uplifting message and the solid action sequences. – John Anderson, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: The Rock commits himself admirably to this trite tale, but by the end, even his enormous shoulders buckle under the weight of so many cliches. – Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

A move that will truly move you.

I have nothing much to say other than brilliant. This was one movie I truly believed in, and The Rock played his role very, very well indeed. This is a must see for anyone who is troubled and in need of inspiration.


If you just look at the previews you can already tell that this is a good movie. It's shows what you can become if you put your mind to it. Ha Ha Ha i'm sounding just like my teacher.

Best movie Eva

Out of all of the movies I have seen this is one of the best!!!!!!

Gridiron Gang (2006)
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2007

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